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Raiders reportedly cut Marquette King due to “personality issues,” which is fantastic

NFL: Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The friendly AFC West rivalry between punter Marquette King and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is over, at least for now.

Jon Gruden and his new-style Oakland Raiders released King over the weekend.

Nowadays, teams make surprise cuts all the time as they constantly deal with staying under the cap. We saw that firsthand when the Chiefs needed to release Jeremy Maclin back in 2017.

But this wasn’t that, according to the trusted Oakland beat writers on the ground.

We don’t know all the details on what that exactly means yet, but it is fascinating to me given King being one of the better punters in the league and a former All-Pro.

Gruden has already been quoted saying he wants to “throw the game back to 1998” this offseason, so perhaps Leo Araguz is back in the mix?

Either way, I think it’s a good thing that King, who frequently has punts like these, is now out of the division, and you have to wonder if Kelce feels the same way.

To refresh, back in early December of 2016, Tyreek Hill took a punt return for a touchdown, and Kelce did King’s cowboy-style celebration dance on the field at Arrowhead Stadium.

King fired back on his own Twitter after the game with some high-quality trash talk:

King and Kelce eventually worked out their on-the-field differences, as we saw them dancing together at the Pro Bowl in early 2017.

King has already been connected to the Minnesota Vikings.

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